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Where the hell did the time go?

Well, I finished exams, and hopefully I'll get okay marks... but we'll see..

I've been pretty slack with respects to everything, but I did get some Ogg Vorbis .deb's made up. I'll stick them into Incoming this weekend some time. In the meantime, testers (please :) ) can put this in their /etc/apt/sources.list:

   deb http://master.debian.org/~mjb/vorbis/ ./

Midday

Culus asked me to write a small tutorial for new Debian Developers on setting up openssh with RSA keys, ssh-agent, etc... he took off before I could tell him that I use ssh-nonfree (yeah yeah).. luckily, there arent that many differences. I have come to the conclusion, that ssh-agent is evil, but hell, it makes life ten times easier.

I have a stupid essay to write for my INFO223 class, and god knows *when* I will do it. It's due on Thursday. I hate essay's. 1000 words isnt much, I guess...

I felt too enthusiastic on sunday night. My Cellular provider has a w/e deal for calls to major countries. The first minute is free, then NZ$0.49 per minute after that. (approx US$0.25) I ended up calling about 4 other IRC participants, neuro, SirDibos, is and xtifr. It added a new lease to life.

Afternoon

REALLY boring lecture. I need to develop a new technique for sleeping without being noticed.

bma: Yes, schoen is verbose. Somebody, PLEASE, fix shoen's -v parameter so that it doesnt act like -vvvvvvv.

I've been perusing my Cellular provider's recent promotional site. Relatively interesting... gives a new lease on student life in New Zealand. If you do visit, PLEASE, vote for flat 4. I have a friend who's sister lives there. (Jo. Her sister, my friend, is "wally")..... Wow.. I have a friend.

I've lost all creative enthusiasm.

My cookie expired.

Luckily, Raph posted me my passphrase... so all is well. Im not sure what happened, because when I loaded up netscape yesterday, It said I wasnt logged in. after Raph had sent me my passphrase, I fired up nutscrape, and tried going to my account page.. which worked - dont know what happened. Either way, I now know my passphrase again.

I've started reading a textbook for one of my classes, "Operating System Concepts" by Silberschatz and Galvin. It is proving relatively interesting.

Some evil Genius wrote a driver for the H+. Im happy. I can now play audio via the sound chip on the card. (the audio chip has a /dev entry, so, just symlink dsp to it, instead of dsp0 (alsa)) - Hopefully the author will have the vga overlay thing done soon.

Woot, when you get a SO, you are going to be putting an ultimatum on me. I'll have to get one too. Geeze, that makes it sound like SO's are objects.

ramble ramble.. oh yeah, now I know what Culus looks like! BAHAHAHA!

I seem to have forgotten my Advogato Passphrase. hope the cookie doesnt expire.

The whole CSS thing makes me a little angry, if only the MPAA would see, that most people *just* want to watch DVD's in their OS of choice...

But, I dont know the whole story, and have not even begun to read enough on it, so, the above is just a frustrated clueless rant.

It would be cool if Sigma Designs released specs or *something* on the H+. I'd be happy then.

Away from the boring stuff, I got my *first* complaint about signing my mail with GPG.. the local lug mailing list has an over abundance of evil mail client users.... anyway....

Long, loooong weekend..

My residential college in NZ, had its "Fall Ball" on saturday night, and as tradition dictates, everyone gets totally inebriated. Luckily I managed to stop short of the vomitting stage. Although, I still woke up drunk on Sunday at 11am. Some others were not so lucky...

Good old Jack D, he's good at knocking you flat... But Tullamore Dew? thats another story.

Now, lets hope I find a little spare time this week to do something worthwhile...

Ugg... Spending 3 hours in a University Computer Lab, debugging a really annoying problem, sucks.

Turns out it was a dfference in the way Pascal and C evaluate conditionals for loops. (Spare time exercise, convert the Lab exercise from Pascal (DEC Pascal - even more Ugg.) to C).

I've decided to try and save some pennies to get a copy of K&R.

Anyway, learning lots about microprogramming, and instruction sets. hopefully I'll be able to grok assembly language at the end of it.

Back to the grind. finish that Delphi assignment. Ick.

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